Community invited to attend Training Center Cape May sunset parades

CAPE MAY, N.J. – Coast Guard Training Center Cape May will hold four sunset parade ceremonies this summer to introduce the community to the Coast Guard’s newest Guardians. The first parade will be held on Sunday, May 30, 2010 on the training center’s parade field.

Sunset Parades are colorful, inspiring military ceremonies featuring the recruit band, drill team, marching troops, cannon fire, and a low level fly over by a Coast Guard helicopter. They take place at sunset on the training center’s parade grounds and are open to the general public. There is no admission charge and children are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by an adult.

No pets are allowed.

For more information community members may contact CWO Veronica Colbath at (609) 898-6362.

Below is the schedule for the 2010 parades. The gates for the base will open 30 minutes before the event.

1. May 30, 2010 at 7:45 p.m.

2. July 4, 2010 at 7:55 p.m.

3. Aug. 1, 2010 at 7:40 p.m.

4. Sept. 5, 2010 at 6:45 p.m.

Community members may also visit the Coast Guard Training Center’s Web site at, click on the visitor information tab for the schedule.

If inclement weather is predicted, the command will cancel the parade for that day.

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